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Greenwinged Macaw

Ara chloropterus


  • Amazon basin of South America


  • Forests


  • Nuts
  • Fruits
  • Berries
  • Seeds

Its namesake green wing feathers distinguish this large bird from the similarly-colored scarlet macaw.

A powerful beak is used on a varied diet that includes nuts, fruits, berries, seeds, and other vegetation. Salts and minerals from a cliffside “clay lick” are also essential to their diet and provide protection against some of the poisonous fruits they consume. Macaws are social and will spend hours preening one another.

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